Gap Fill - Seeds - Level 5


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A vault storing the world's most seeds now has over one million different . It recently received a of seeds from 70,000 different crops. Global Seed Vault is buried in an mountain in Norway's Arctic Circle. It opened ten years ago to protect the of the world's food . Climate change and droughts around the world are threatening many species of plants. The vault holds back-ups of seeds stored in seed banks around the world. A senior at the Crop Trust said: "Hitting the million mark is significant."

Workers at the vault are to reach the million mark so soon. The in Syria meant there were 90,000 seeds at the vault. The latest delivery included seeds for cereals and more unusual like the onion potato. There were also Bambara groundnuts, which are a tolerant crop. The Crop Trust spoke about the of the vault. It said: "Safeguarding such a huge of seeds means scientists will have the chance of developing and climate-resilient crops that can ensure future don't just survive, but thrive."

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